Women’s tackle football existed in Toledo as early as 1930 and, though Mrs. Herbert Hoover was successful in having the early teams disbanded for being an exploitation “of womanhood,” there has always been a push to keep the sport going. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the sport really began to be noticed in Toledo the Toledo Troopers, a team that many still remember.
Thursday, April 12 is the first home game of the Mud Hens 2018 season and it marks the first day downtown truly opens for the season. April will shower us with Toledo pride. Here’s how we’re celebrating the 419.